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I’ve never heard them to be in Wales, and I believe that some components of Altea Fly, which some are claiming to responsible for this outage, run from the Amadeus data centre which is in Erding, just outside MUC. I would imagine that the power supply there is about as stable and reliable as you could get (even if it’s on what some might consider to be the wrong side of the Weißwurstäquator.)

The power outage/surge story is starting to sound less and less credible.

Have a read of this

At Scale, Rare Events aren’t Rare

I’m not saying that this happened at BA, but if a much larger airline can get caught by a known failure mode, then this or something similar is plausible to me.

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